Daily Archives: July 23, 2009

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State grants to hire disabled people

THE CABINET yesterday agreed to spend €4 million on two plans to encourage the employment of vulnerable population groups over the next four years.

Speaking to reporters following the meeting, government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said the first plan was directed at people with disabilities with a budget of €1 million for the period August 1, 2009 to September 30, 2013.

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Ayia Napa arrest

AN IRISH man was arrested yesterday by Ayia Napa police on charges of attacking a police officer, public profanity and driving while under the influence of alcohol.

The man was taken to court where he was fined €700 for drunk driving.

The Irish man was called to reappear to face the aggravated assault charge. He was released after paying €5,000 bail.

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Paphos looking for another police chief

ANDREAS Krokkos, the recently appointed chief of Paphos police, has been promoted to assistant chief of police for all of Cyprus.

New chief of police Michalis Papageorgiou will make the official announcement as to his replacement in Paphos within the next few days.

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A president intolerant to criticism

ALL POLITICAL parties united to condemn the slogans chanted against President Christofias at Monday night’s anti-occupation rally at the Ledra Palace checkpoint. Some extremist participants, described by the parties as ‘subversives’, ‘fascists’ and ‘neo-Nazis’ chanted a slogan referring to President Christofias as ‘traitor’.

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Revolution without martyrdom?

YOUNG IRANIANS were back out on the streets in Tehran on Monday night, after almost a month’s hiatus. They were there again on Tuesday, despite the fact that there were many arrests. Their numbers will probably grow in the next week, for we are now nearing forty days since the regime’s Basij thugs brutally crushed the first round of demonstrations.

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